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Capacitors: Factors of Change to Quadruple Capacitance

APPH12-G9UW24

A parallel-plate capacitor is filled with a dielectric and the plates are charged by a potential difference.

Which two of the following adjustments must be made in order to increase the capacitance of the capacitor by a factor of four?

Select TWO answers.

A

Double the area of the plates.

B

Double the value of the dielectric constant.

C

Double the potential difference.

D

Reduce the plate separation by half.